Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Socks for Christy

Feels so good to be "done". Almost a year ago Christy and I did a yarny package swap. I set up her package to contain "sock club kits". Each kit had yarn and a pattern associated with it. One kit just said "pattern to be designed". Well, it has taken me almost a year to come up with just the right pattern for Christy. Something I know she would love. I think I succeeded. Here it is:
Socks for Christy
-Sock is knit toe-up
-Knit in the round using magic loop method.
-Foot is worked over 65sts and leg 68sts.
-Fits my foot of 9.25” circumference at widest part, 10” foot lenght.
-Uses an unusual gusset and a stretchy bind off.
-Pattern is Charted.
-Leg can be knit shorter if desired, I enjoyed using the entire skein of yarn (for a change).
-Lots of FUN! and looks gorgeous on.

$3 USD
Downloadable pdf format.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Two new Bags available on Etsy

Just a quick note to let everyone know about these 2 bags. People seem to really like the 14" wide project bags so I am trying to sew some up in between dealing with kids on summer vacation. It's not easy (ha).

The bag above is a gorgeous Teal on Chocolate. The deep brown color was hard to capture on camera, it keeps coming up looking black. Trust me, it's lovely!

This bag below has a few issues. I am listing it as a "second" and at a discounted price. For some silly reason I forgot to put in the tabs (ha ha). Also, the lining came out a bit wonky, it is perfectly functional just looks a little funky; but, it's on the inside.

Yarn not included (sorry, chuckle).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I celebrated my birthday in Spain this year....I'll get to that in a post soon....I promise (chuckle). It was wonderful, sunny, dry and hot.
When I returned from my trip my friend Christy sent me a wonderful gift. She sent me these 4 beads. They are gorgeous, just the right size and weight for stitch markers. They are made by Glory Bead Glass Studio and are as lovely in real life as in her photos. I have made myself this gorgeous set of stitch markers and I plan to work with her to make stitch markers to go with my bags in my etsy shop. What FUN!
And this photo is my new yarn acquisition, it is a yarn called Woobu in colorway Footzey Foo.
It is a Blue Moon Fiber Arts Yarn that is 60% Merino and 40% Bambu. It feels wonderful against the skin, is soft and luxurious and I don't know yet what I will make with it.

The first photo is taken without the flash and is most representative of the skein. The second is taken with the flash and shows a bit of the sheen of the Bambu. Lovely isn't it. Now to knit a swatch and watch how it knits up.

Friday, July 10, 2009

So much to talk about....

So much has happened since school finished I don't even know where to start! It's been wonderful, but a bit too busy all at once. Anyway.....

I think I would like to start with a pair of socks (what else is new) LOL.
I call these EasyGoing!
I got this lovely, yet busy yarn in the May RSC kit. The pattern that arrived with it is lovely, yet busy, as well. I just didn't have the heart to actually pair the two together. Instead I will use a solid yarn for the pattern and I winged this pattern to really show off the hand dyed yarn. I got a few requests for the pattern, so I went ahead and wrote it up. It is pretty simple, but just enough fun without taking away from the yarn. There are so many gorgeous hand dyed yarns out there, that I think this pattern will suite many. I only wrote up one size, but it is easy to adjust; just do more knits. The pattern has not been test knit, so if you have a problem please let me know. If you love it, let me know too! I'd love to see photos of finished socks, so if I don't already subscribe to your blog, let me know when you post a photo so I can see it.

You can get the pdf file from HERE or from the Ravelry Library HERE.